3/30/2011

France's oldest dogs were poodle-sized canines that lived about 15,000 years ago and may have been the earliest lapdogs, according to research to be published in the Journal of Archaeological Science. Remains indicate that the dogs were about 17 inches in height, says study author Maud Pionnier-Capitan. "Such sizes are found nowadays in breeds like the standard poodle, beagle or cocker."

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